October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and a popular celebration is the blessing of the animals. On this day, people bring household pets to their parish church for a blessing ceremony. At the same time, animals around the world are being slaughtered for food products and other uses, often in… Continue reading The Blessing of the Animals – What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?
Full Question Do animals have souls like human beings? Answer Animals have souls–and so do plants. Does this answer sound like something out of the New Age movement? Don’t worry–it isn’t. Rest assured we’re not saying animals and plants have souls like ours. The soul is the principle of life. Since animals and plants are… Continue reading Do animals have souls like human beings?
The UK-based animal welfare charity PETA has named Pope Francis as her Person of the Year. PETA explained that Pope Francis’ ability to ask about 1.2 billion Catholics and other citizens of the world to “respect the environment and treat animals with kindness,” was what made the Pope the number one person of PETA. Ingrid Newkirk, the PETA… Continue reading Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year